Equal Opportunities Policy and Data Protection Statement

General statement:

Grace Notes Scotland, SC040434, respects all your right to privacy and any personal information you provide to us will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - https://eugdpr.org/) as introduced in 25 May 2018.

Introduction to the Oral History Recording Agreement:

Recordings of oral histories are important to preserve the nation’s memory. We will graceful for agreeing to be recorded by Grace Notes Scotland, and while we are committed to preserving the interview, we recognise the importance of national collections. We will be asking in this form your permission to deposit copies in The School of Scottish Studies (the University of Edinburgh), the Perth and Kinross Archive at the A.K. Bell Library, and (for ex-service personnel) the relevant War Museum (e.g. the Imperial War Museum, London, the Black Watch Museum, Perth). In these archives, the interviews will be preserved as a permanent public resource for use in education, research, publication, lectures, broadcasting and the Internet. You are freed to restrict access, please delete and initial items from the above archive options to indicate your preferences.

Equal Opportunities Policy:

GNS welcomes participants and audiences from all walks of life and cultures, without discrimination. Publicity and marketing of events aims to be welcoming and all-inclusive, fully accessible to disabled people.

Where venues are not fully accessible (for example in outlying communities) GNS makes every effort to provide assistance to include people with disabilities of all kinds, including mobility, sight, hearing and learning difficulties. The following Code of Conduct will be observed in all aspects of projects and public performances (including concerts, plays, workshops):

  • People will be treated with dignity and respect in all situations, regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age.
  • At all times people’s feelings will be valued and respected.
  • Language or humour that people are likely to find offensive will not be used e.g. sexist or racist jokes or terminology derogatory to someone with a disability or social disadvantage.
  • No one will be harassed, abused or intimidated on the ground of his or her race, sex, age, nationality or sexual orientation.
  • Any violation of the Code of Conduct by anyone employed by Grace Notes Scotland or a volunteer will be taken seriously, investigated, and if necessary disciplinary action till be taken.


The Board of Directors of GNS will invite audience and participant feed-back on all events and take immediate action on any breach of the Equal Opportunities policy. The policy will be reviewed at the GNS Annual General Meetings.

(2009, revised June 20, 2014)